Basic Surgical Skills and Anastomosis Techniques Basic Surgical Skills and Anastomosis Techniques Courses at the Department of Surgery, Medical School - University of Malta

The University Department of Surgery in conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow is organising another Basic Surgical Skills course. This is the third time that this is being held and this follows the overwhelming success of the previous Basic Surgical Skills courses held in Malta in June 2004 and April 2005. In addition, a further one day Anastomosis Techniques course is also being held.

The courses will be held at Medical School in G'Mangia between Monday 25th and Friday 29th July 2005. Fifteen delegates will be participating in one or both courses.

The three-day Basis Surgical Skills course is structured to teach basic surgical techniques and dexterity to young doctors commencing their early surgical career.  These courses cover a range of skills and techniques required for open surgery, trauma, orthopaedics and minimal access surgery. The Anastomosis course deals with suturing techniques of bowel and major vessels.

The local co-ordinator is Professor Godfrey LaFerla, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Mr Charles Borg Galea is providing local technical support.

The visiting Faculty team from the Royal College of Surgeons who will be running the courses includes Mr Steven Barnes, Mr John Anderson, Mr John Drury as consultant surgeons and Mr Robert McAnnany as the technical officer.

As is traditional on such occasions, a course dinner will be held on the final evening, where delegates, tutors and those involved in ensuring the success of such a venture, get the chance to meet each other informally.  At the end of the dinner, the successful delegates will be awarded their certification.

This event has once again been kindly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Professional Export through their local representatives A. M. Mangion Ltd.